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Battelle NEON STEM Grant Program

In 2016, Battelle began operating the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. The NEON program is a ground-breaking ecological observatory that provides open, standardized data from across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The comprehensive data, spatial extent and remote sensing technology provided by NEON will enable a large and diverse user community to tackle new questions at scales not accessible to previous generations. The data is available to educators to use with their students to address topics from changing climates and ecological disturbances to vector/disease transmission and species distributions. All data is open and accessible online. 

In keeping with our strategic emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary learning and its history of charitable giving, Battelle is excited to broaden its support to STEM education programs focused on NEON data. This grant opportunity aims to challenge educators across the United States to pilot the development or expansion of sustainable, scalable, K-12 STEM education programming that specifically utilizes NEON data and/or resources. 

Educators can use NEON data to provide K-12 students a high-quality, real-world data set for topics ranging from changing climates to how land-use impacts animal population movements and much more. Battelle is requesting proposals for cutting-edge programming that engages creative learning applications. Proposals may be submitted by a single organization or by consortiums of organizations. Organizations must be tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3) or a governmental agency. Eligible organizations include schools, museums, and education non-profits.

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